Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC (ended 1974)




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  • Party Political Broadcast

    Full Episode

    S 4 : Ep 6 - 12/5/74

    The final regular episode features the most awful families in Britain, Icelandic Honey Week(but it's not really from Iceland), a man bleeding to death because he can't fill out his doctor's form, an appeal on behalf of rich people with nothing wrong with them, a woman who can't finish sentences, the Walking Tree of Dahome, and the legendary batsmen of the Kalahari.

  • Mr. Neutron

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 11/28/74

    The love of a megalomaniac from outer space and a common housewife is threatened by his desire to rule the world and the man who can capture him, Teddy Salad. But the real threat comes from the BBC, where the budget can not afford the explosive ending at all.

  • Hamlet

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 11/21/74

    Hamlet talking to several psychiatrists, a look at comfortable chairs, a couple in bed with her father, Mrs. Gorilla and Mrs. Non-Gorilla, and Queen Victorias talking about soccer feature in this episode.

  • The Light Entertainment War

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 11/14/74

    A preview of several new shows, RAF banter, an Indian as a TV remote, 'woody' sounding words, show jumping to Broadway musicals, a black and white minstrel show, and Ben-Hur, and the romantic phase of World War II are featured in this episode.

  • Michael Ellis

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 11/7/74

    A man has several adventures at a department store while buying an ant and returning it. The name Michael Ellis is prominently featured, though we really never know why.

  • The Golden Age of Ballooning

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 10/31/74

    Series four begins with the Montgolfier brothers having a really good wash, stolen balloon plans, a Norwegian party political broadcast, Count von Zeppelin, and the Golden Age of Colonic Irrigation. Also, The Golden Age of Ballooning.

  • Grandstand

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 1/1/71

    Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, George Bernard Shaw and the future Edward VII exchange epigrams at an evening party; mechanical brain surgery fails to dramatically affect a woman's mentality.
  • A Book at Bedtime

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 1/11/73

    A Book At Bedtime where no one can read, the Scottish kamikaze regiment, No Time Toulouse, Frontiers in Medicine, penguins in nature, and Spot The Looney! feature in this episode.

  • Dennis Moore

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    S 3 : Ep 11 - 1/4/73

    Dennis Moore steals lupins, the Ideal Loon exhibition, the TV show Predjudice!, and doctors shaking down patients are featured in this episode.

  • E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 12/21/72

    A Tudor-era job agency, a dirty book shop, converts to the St. Looney Up The Cream Bun and Jam church, a discussion of life after death, and the disease named after the man who discovered it are featured.

  • The Nude Organist (aka The Nude Man)

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 12/14/72

    Mr. Badger tries to ruin sketches throughout this episode. Also, 19th century characters from English literature and a hypnotist build housing developments, an outburst of capital punishment, the Olympic men's hide-and-seek ends in a tie, the Cheaplaughs visiting their neighbors, a bullfighting probe, and split-crotched panties are huge on the planet Algon.

  • The Cycling Tour

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 12/7/72

    Mr. Pither's cycling tour of North Cornwall goes through many falls, people who don't want to talk, a bicycle shop disguised as a doctor's office, a man who thinks he's Trotsky and Eartha Kitt, a Communist revolution, and a firing squad before a happy ending.

  • Salad Days

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/30/72

    Biggles dictates a letter, climbing Oxbridge Road, the cheese shop sketch, and Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days are featured in this episode.

  • The War Against Pornography

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 11/23/72

    Housewives cleaning up the arts, randy mollusks, apologizing for politicians, a Naval expedition to Runcorn Streetm and answering questions on the Magna Carta are featured in this episode.

  • The All-England Summarize Proust Competition

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 11/16/72

    The All-England Summarize Proust Competition, hairdressers climbing Mount Everest, telephone operators asking about shoe sizes, party hints for communists, Mr. Smoketoomuch and Ms. Anne Elk, and fire brigade choruses singing Proust are featured.

  • Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 11/9/72

    Anagrams, merchant bankers, pantomime horses, Jacques Cousteau, a man joining the WRAC, and an actor complaining about getting no funny lines all feature in this episode.

  • The Money Programme

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 11/2/72

    The Money Programme presenter gets excited about money, a Japanese adaptation of Elizabeth V, and Scotland Yard's menagerie of detectives expose bad films and phony directors, while an argument clinic fills extra time.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Brian Norris' Ford Popular

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 10/26/72

    A couple tries to prove their ancestors traveled from one small town to another; a headmaster enlists a student to examine his wife; How To Do It shows how to live in peace and harmony; exploding athlete's foot treatment; Farming World profiles Tchaikovsky; Trim-Jeans Theatre features classic literature while losing hundreds of pound; and BBC productions plagued by lack of money.

  • Whicker's World

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 10/19/72

    An Icelandic saga can't get started, then it does with help from a small town council, while two women search for Jean-Paul Sartre, and Whicker's World finds an island of himself.

  • Royal Episode 13

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 12/22/70

    Her Majesty the Queen is supposed to tune in and on her request, everything is to be normal; well as normal as an episode can be. Included are miners who dispute historical dates, someone talking in a roundabout way, the return of Spiny Norman, a dragon with bad breath, and a re-enactment of the Normandy invasion by high school girls. The audience rebels after seeing an undertaker give alternatives for burying a man's dead mother, but the Queen tuning in brings everything to a halt.

  • Spam

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/15/70

    The Black Eagle, announcer; credits; Hungarian at the tobacconist "Do you want... do you want... to come back to my place bouncy-bouncy?," "My nipples explode with delight!"; Alexander Yalk is prosecuted for obscene Hungarian phrasebook; justices in the tabloid press; animation- 2001 soccer ball; World Forum: Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Lenin and Mao Tse-Tung answer questions on English football; animation- and now for a bit of fun; 1914 Ypres movie set is too crowded; animation- figures from paintings go out on strike; sketch about Ypres resumes with cowardly colonel "Dip, dip, dip, my little ship..."; mental hospital for overacting; animation- Hamlet ward, bombs morph into to flowers; Flower Arranging, hosted by D.P. Gumby; a local dinerette serves spam, spam, spam, baked beans, and spam "I don't like SPAM!," song- Spam, historian, more spam; credits; Marx and Mao post-coitus.moreless
  • How Not to Be Seen

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/8/70

    Thanks to "S. Grog," Conquistador Instant Coffee becomes Conquistador Instant Leprosy; needle stuck on recording of announcer; needle stuck on credits; in 1929, Ramsey MacDonald in ladies' underwear "My it's hot in here"; job interview at swap center; animation- Miss Johnson destroyed by Chinese Communist conspiracy, Crelm toothpaste and U.S. defense only protection, Shrill gas mileage test; Neville Shunt's `It All Happened on the 8:13 From Gillingham', Shunt, Gavin Milnarrrr reviews the play; announcer and interviewer obsessed with giant buckteeth, shows clips from Martin Curry's film Julius Incisor; man on the street "I've been in the city..."; Crackpot Religions Ltd. to Cartoon Religions Ltd. (see below); H.M. Government Public Service Film No. 42 Para. 6 How Not to Be Seen; interview with a man trying not to seen; Jackie Charleton and the Toenails sing "Yummy Yummy (I've Got Love In My Tummy)" while trying not to be seen; credits; for those who just missed Monty Python, a 30-second recap.moreless
  • Scott of the Antarctic

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/1/70

    Footage from the movie "Le Fromage Grand," starring a lady and a revolutionary in a garbage dump "I see you have a cabbage," film reviewer, another dump; the filming of Scott of the Antarctic "Gleet! Gleet!" mutates into Scott of the Sahara "I gotta fight the lion!," "See Scott's death struggle with a huge African lion!" a 40 foot tall electric penguin with tentacles, and a giant set of teeth; announcer; credits; animation- stepping on people, Conrad Pooth and his dancing teeth, and a letter; man tries to license his pet fish Eric; Derby Council #15 comes out for the second half of a rugby match with Lord Mayors and their ladies; in football, the Gynecologists Association versus the Long John Silver Impersonators; credits.moreless
  • How to Recognize Different Parts of the Body

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 1/1/70

    A University of Woolamaloo philosophy-department meeting---the members of which are all named Bruce; an exploding penguin; a radio version of "The Death of Mary Queen of Scots." Also: advice on how to pick up a cosmetic surgeon.moreless
  • Archaeology Today

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/17/70

    BBC-1 previews what's coming on, Variety and then there's Sport!; credits; animation- toe from credits found in dig; Archaeology Today- interviewer obsessed with peoples heights; Flaming Star- singing archaeologists' revenge against interviewer from previous sketch; an appeal to overcome sanity by the Reverend Arthur Belling of St. Looney Up the Cream Bun and Jam; Leapy Lee makes an appeal on behalf of the National Truss, boxer KO's Leapy; man tries to exchange wife at registry office; abandoned sketch; animation- Muggsy Spaniel and Eggs Diamond; the Git family at a party; nice version of the preceding sketch; boxer KO's nun; Hank and Roy Spim, Aussie hunters stalk mosquitoes `There's nothing more dangerous than a wounded mosquito'; justices in disrobing room; Mrs Thing and Mrs. Entity discuss the subject of doing nothing and Beethoven and his Mynah bird `Sod the sugar bowl!', `Stuff the jam spoon!', Shakespeare, Michelangelo, W.A. Mozart, Colin Mozart ratcatcher at the Beethoven's flat `I told you to get off the piano you stupid flying buck toothed git! Get OFF!'; justices in disrobing room; credits.moreless
  • The Attilla The Hun Show

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 7 - 1/1/70

    "The Attila the Hun Show"; a burlesque performance by government ministers; a documentary study of village idiots. Also: political groupies pursue MPs.
  • It's a Living

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 6 - 1/1/70

    Sketches include: The time on BBC 1, School Prize Giving, Films by Mr. Dibley, Timmy Williams Interview, Election Night Special
  • Live form the Grill-O-Mat

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 5 - 1/1/70

    Contestants vie for incriminating photos in "The Blackmail Game"; a boxer spars with schoolgirls.
  • The Buzz Aldrin Show

    Full Episode

    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/20/70

    animation- drab caterpillar guy turns to game-show-host-type butterfly; credits; Gumbies introduce sketches; Architect Sketch; recognizing a free mason and cure; Gumbies; Insurance Sketch; The Bishop! a C of E film; housing problem of the aged; Poet Board- poet reads weather; discussing censorship `semprini?'; the chemist sketch featuring A Not At All Naughty Chemists Ltd., shoplifter and Police Superintendent Pan Am; Gumbies, Gumbettes; credits.moreless
  • Deja Vu?

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/29/70

    Woman undresses by window, announcer by window; exploding animals; Hermit; credits; A bishop practicing for show #8, `This way please!' to the flying lesson sketch `Oh, Oh, Oh! No more butter scones for me Mater, I'm off to play the grand piano! Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane!'; BALPA spokesman protests; airplane hijacking sketch `don't anybody move, except of course for certain involuntary movements'; bus hijacking sketch; The poetry of Ewen MacTeagle `Can You Lend Me Fifty Pounds to Mend the Shed'; exploding animals, scotsman protests McTeagle sketch, gynecologist on his lunch hour; animation- little girl and men, hands and a lasso; psychiatric milkmen; complaints; psychiatric dairies, This way please; It's the Mind- the strange phenomenon of deja-vu; credits.moreless
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